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TRI-STATE TOUR
Staying at the Hammond Hotel the Day Before the Event

Driving to the Hammond Hotel Breakfast Baggage TransportationCheck In
Riding from the Hammond Hotel to the Starting Location the Morning of the Event
Riding to the Hammond Hotel the Day Before the Event


If possible, we STRONGLY recommend staying at the Hammond hotel the night before the event. You'll be able to get a much better night's sleep and feel much more rested before the ride since you won't have to drive or ride very far to the starting location in the morning or feel rushed to check in and get ready to ride. You'll also be able to meet many of the participants you'll be riding with the next day.

  • Click Here for more information about the Hammond hotel including the in town cue sheet and map for the Hammond hotel and all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Hammond hotel overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about our stopping towns.
  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotels.

Driving to the Hammond Hotel
If you will be driving your own car to the supported hotel, you should drive it to the event starting location the following morning and park your car there during the event.

You should not ride your bicycle to the starting location and leave your car parked at the supported hotel during the event because we will not stop at the supported hotel as part of our return transportation service and you will have to bike back there from the starting location in the dark

Breakfast
The morning of the event you should eat the continental style breakfast that begins at 6:00 am and is included with your reservation at the supported hotel.

Baggage Transportation

  • Click Here for more information about supported hotel baggage pick up and delivery service.
  • Click Here for more information about bringing a personal bag with you if you will be riding to the starting location.

Check In
Check in for all participants will be completed directly at the starting location the morning of the event. We will not check in any participants at the Hammond hotel before the event.

  • Click Here for more information about checking into the event.

Riding from the Hammond Hotel to the Starting Location the Morning of the Event
If you did not drive your own car to the supported hotel or do not have a ride to the starting location, you will need to ride your bike from the supported hotel to to the starting location on your own after breakfast.

The routes from the supported hotel to the starting location will not be painted. The cue sheet and map for the Hammond hotel include directions from the supported hotel to the start of the ride. You will also need to carry your baggage with you and NOT leave it at the front desk of the hotel since we will not pick it up from the hotel for you that morning.

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheet and map for the Hammond hotel, which includes the route from the Hammond hotel to the starting location.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Hammond hotel overlaid on satellite imagery, including the route from the Hammond hotel to the starting location.
  • Click Here for more information about navigation if you will be riding to the starting location.

Riding to the Hammond Hotel the Day Before the Event
If you want to ride to Hammond before the start of the event, we strongly recommend doing so the day before the event, staying in the supported hotel that night, and riding the starting location the next morning. The ride from the supported hotel to the starting location is only 3.0 miles, you'll be able to get a better night's sleep before the event, and you won't be nearly as rushed to arrive on time as you would be if you rode there from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station that morning.

  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotels.

The day before the event will be a personal transportation day only. We will not coordinate any group rides to Hammond or provide any on road support services the day before the event - our first and only day of supported cycling will be the next day. If you encounter any problems while riding you will be on your own so we recommend planning accordingly.

To ride to the Hammond hotel you could either take the CTA Red line train to the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station and ride to the hotel from there or you could start your ride from rest stop 1 in downtown Chicago.

From the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station

95th/Dan Ryan Station
14 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
12.0 miles from the Hammond hotel

  • Click Here for more information about CTA L trains.

Fully assembled bicycles are allowed on the trains at no extra charge at all times except 7:00 - 9:00 am and 4:00 - 6:00 pm on weekdays.

  • Click Here for the cue sheet and map of the route from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Station to the Hammond hotel for the Tri-State Tour #1.
  • Click Here for the cue sheet and map of the route from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Station to the Hammond hotel for the Tri-State Tour #2.
  • Click Here for the route from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Station to the Hammond hotel overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about navigation if you will be riding to the starting location.
From Rest Stop 1 (Downtown Chicago)

Rest Stop 1
DuSable Harbor
111 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3577

21.0 miles from the Hammond hotel

  • Click Here for the cue sheet and map of the route from rest stop 1 to the Hammond hotel.
  • Click Here for the route from rest stop 1 to the Hammond hotel overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about rest stop 1.

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